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Holy Arachnid Attack, Batman! What to Do When You Get Bit by a Spider

After Ours Inc Blog

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a spider…and it just bit you! While you may not have superpowers like Spiderman, you do have the power to seek medical attention at AfterOurs Urgent Care. Spider bites can be scary, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back (and your bite) covered. Let’s take a look at what to expect and how we can help.


The first thing you’ll notice is pain or itching at the site of the bite. You might also see redness, swelling, or a blister. The bite may look like a bullseye with a red center and a pale ring around it. You might experience minor muscle pain, cramps, or spasms, as well as chills, fever, and nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s time to visit AfterOurs Urgent Care for treatment.

Here are the symptoms to look out for that may require treatment with anti-venom at an emergency room:

  • Severe pain or swelling around the bite area that worsens over time
  • Abdominal cramping or muscle spasms
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Nausea, vomiting, or sweating
  • High blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat
  • Seizures or tremors
  • Development of a rash or blistering
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. At an emergency room, healthcare professionals can administer anti-venom, monitor your condition, and provide supportive care as needed. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to spider bites, as they can have serious and potentially life-threatening consequences if left untreated.


First, we’ll clean the bite with soap and water, and then apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If necessary, we’ll prescribe pain medication or antibiotics. If bitten by a poisonous spider


Prevention is key when it comes to spider bites. You can avoid them by wearing gloves and long-sleeved shirts when working outside, and by keeping your home clean and free of clutter. If you spot a spider, leave it alone and call a professional to remove it.


Remember, if you get bit by a spider, don’t panic! AfterOurs Urgent Care is here to help. With our expert medical care and superhero staff, we’ll have you feeling better in no time. So, whether you’re a fan of Spiderman or just a regular person like the rest of us, we’re here to keep you healthy and safe.